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FLC Legal - The War in Vietnam That Was Never Reported - by Richard Franks (Paperback)
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FLC Legal is an inside look at a side of the Vietnam war that most people would believe could not have happened, not to mention, did happen in the US Marine Corps. It tells the story of a band of young trial lawyers, who had also spent nearly a year in training to become Marine Corps infantry officers. They came together in 1969-70 in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam. While their lives in Vietnam were punctuated with enemy attacks, none took the war that seriously. However, they took their work very seriously. They were all either prosecutors or defense lawyers, trying court martial cases that ranged from sleeping on post to multiple murders. And they all shared a rich appetite for a good time. FLC Legal is a firsthand account of several murder trials, a racially inspired grenade throwing, or fragging incident, where one Marine was killed and 62 were injured, the surprise appearance of one of the country's premier defense lawyers to defend one of the grenade throwers, a poignant story about eight young men who saved their lives by refusing to follow a direct order, Red Ryder and Little Beaver - the sergeant of the guard and his sidekick arresting Marines for sleeping on past, the meat-packer incident - a sodomy case in the Da Nang brig, and black market dealing in American gear. While the action in the court room was electric, the blacks were killing the whites, the enlisted were killing the officers, and Charlie was killing the Americans. One had to be very clever in that environment to have a good time, but the Marine lawyers at FLC had a grand time, did their jobs remarkably well, and all lived to tell about it.
Number of Pages: 292
Publisher: Austin Macauley Pub Ltd
Author: Richard Franks
Street Date: February 28, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-5116
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